Last year, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan fired up the crowd at Sonoma Raceway as Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race. This year, another Niner participated in the event. Linebacker Fred Warner was on hand to pilot the official Toyota Camry race car during the 10-turn race, leading 40 vehicles to the green flag.

“I can’t wait to do it,” Warner said in anticipation of the opportunity, according to a statement from Sonoma Raceway. “I’ve always loved NASCAR, and having the opportunity to lead the field around such an impressive circuit as Sonoma is going to be one of the highlights of my life.”

Below is video of Warner exiting the pilot car (h/t Logan Reardon, NBC Sports), along with others from the event.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is part of the NASCAR Cup Series, one of seven Cup Series events. It features a race of almost 219 miles and a track just under two miles long. Sonoma Raceway has hosted stock car racing since 1989.

The Warner 49ers are officially on hiatus until the start of training camp at the end of next month. The team completed its mandatory minicamp last week and canceled the final week of the offseason program to allow more time off before the rigors of preparing for the 2022 regular season.